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Description:This 2002 photograph shows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer Joel Montgomery, Ph.D., M.Sc., as he was drawing blood samples in a Bangladesh village. Dr. Montgomery was responding to an outbreak of Nipah virus encephalitis.
Nipah virus was originally isolated in 1999 upon examining samples from an outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness among adult men in Malaysia and Singapore. It is part of the Paramyxoviridae family of viruses, and causes a relatively mild disease in pigs, but becomes virulent when transmitted to human through close contact with infected pigs.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:2002
Photo Credit:Unknown
Links:CDC – Animal-Related Diseases
Special Pathogens Branch – Nipah Virus Encephalitis
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